Monday, September 9, 2013

DLsite, other stuff

So Pendulum hit DLsite a few days ago, and I completely forgot to mention it. Keep in mind that the game is a lot cheaper if you buy it through my blog/paypal.

I don't expect to get much copies sold through that, but it's always better than nothing. As for paypal sales--it's going surprisingly well, actually. I'm getting slow-but-steady income for now, though I'm still not even halfway to my 1,000 copies goal.

I took the entire previous week off to recharge my batteries, so I can finally start actually promoting my game. Since I didn't put any straight-up porn into the game, I'm quite excited for this because I can start a marketing campaign on indie-game sites instead of sites exclusively dealing with hentai stuff. Except for that I'm taking the rest of september off, then it's back to work. I've been kicking a few game concepts around--I'll make a post at the end of the month about the one I'll go with for my next game.

Also, words of gratitude go to all the devs that helped me get some attention by mentioning/linking me on their blogs--thank you very much!


  1. Hello! I found you because Urielmanx7 point you out :D
    But the main reason for this post is to warn you about paypal. They steal money from H-game and movie makers by freezing their accounts, since it goes against their TOS.

    I have seen other indie game makers get bullied because of this. I recommend finding another payment system soon.

    1. So I've heard. I was kinda planning on finding something more stress-free anyway, so I should get around it as soon as I can find the time. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Hello! Thank you for your game, it's pretty fun and well done.
    Now I've run into one little problem, not sure if it's a bug or what : on "Wisdom" level, the 360 checkpoint doesn't seem to work. Like I said, I don't know if it's a bug or I'm doing something wrong, but I thought I'd report it just in case.

    Take it easy!

    1. Hey, I appreciate that you like the game!

      Actually, there's no checkpoint at 360 height. The checkpoints go like this for every stage: 180, 600, 1.2k, 1.8k, 2.7k, 3.6k, and the last one is 4.5k (only for the last stage on brutal mode).

    2. Aah, thank you for clearing that up :) I'll keep trying then, up and up and up!

      And yes, I like your game, it has all the good ingredients in my book : humor, adventure, and sex! ;)
      I'll be looking forward for a next one if you ever have plans to make another.

      Thanks again, stay safe!

    3. Thanks!

      I already found a guy who'll redraw Pendulum into high-res (the guy was a designer for battlefield 3, I shit you not, and he actually looked for me for reasons completely unrelated to game design, which is both surprising and fucking awesome :d), so after that's done (this month), I'll start working on my next game.